2014 Campaign for Kids Kicks Off May 1st

BGCSC announces the kick-off of it annual giving campaign. Beginning May 1st and running through June 26th, the Campaign for Be GenerousKids is the primary source of annual funding for our organization. Contributing to CFK helps establish a base of supporters who are involved, informed, and committed to our work. We never turn a child away. No child is denied access to programs and membership. A membership is $30 annually, but the true cost for each kid is between $350 and $500, depending on how frequently they attend the club.

Why Your Support is Needed in Snohomish County:

  • 12% of kids under the age of 18 are living in poverty
  • 31% of children are left alone and are responsible for taking care of themselves before and after school
  • 39,820, nearly a quarter of all kids in our communities do not know where their next meal is coming from
  • 24% of students did not graduate from high school

How Your Support will Help

  • BGCSC serves over 16,500 kids annually in our 19 Clubs
  • BGCSC serves over 3,000 meals and snacks to kids everyday
  • Over 7,000 Club kids are involved in programs promoting academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character & leadership.
  • 2,000 Club kids are involved in programs such as Power Hour, teaching them productive study habits and offering adult tutoring and mentoring.

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“You need to be involved with the Boys & Girls Club because they’re working with some great kids. You will make a lasting impression in these kids’ lives and will impact how they do in school, their home life; you will make them feel valued.” ~Tyrone McMorris, South Everett/Mukilteo Club Volunteer

Marci Volmer Receives the 2013 Spirit of Snohomish Award

Marci VolmerArea Director and Snohomish Club Unit Director Marci Volmer has been awarded the 2013 Spirit of Snohomish Award, presented by the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce. This annual award is given to an individual who puts the City of Snohomish first; a person with great enthusiasm for the future of the city of Snohomish, and in her case the future of youth in Snohomish.  Because of the many ways Marci has served her community, as an active member of the Kiwanis, her dedication to the Adopt-a-Sock program, the summer Kid’s Café and the countless hours she has given to raising awareness for youth activities in the city of Snohomish, the Chamber applauded her at their annual Special Awards and Recognition Presentation. Marci’s significant contributions are numerous and as a long time Chamber Board member who has always been there to support Chamber events and activities, she has earned the gratitude of the organization. On Tuesday, April 15, the Chamber was honored to celebrate her many contributions to the Snohomish community by presenting her with the award. Please join us in congratulating Marci.

Congratulations 2013 BGCSC Youth of the Year and to all the Club YOY Nominees

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County’s Youth of the YearSpencer Graham candid
Spencer,  Alderwood Boys & Girls Club Boys

A senior at Meadowdale High School, Spencer has been a member of the Alderwood Club for nine years. He is a lifeguard at the Lynnwood Pool and a member of his high school swim team.  He has been a Counselor in Training for summer camp at the Club and is currently the president of the Keystone Club. He plans to attend Edmonds Community College next year.

Abigale, Arlington Boys & Girls ClubAbigale Nolan candid

Abby is  a senior at Granite Falls High School and has been a member at the Arlington Club for nine years. She is active in many school activities, her church, and is employed part time at the Club. After high school, Abby plans to attend college to get her degree in nursing, specializing in neonatology.

Ford, Cascade Boys & Girls ClubFord Jensen Candid

Ford is a sophomore at Cascade High School and has been a member of the Cascade Club since 2010.Coming to the Club has allowed him to explore his skills in communication and his academics. Ford would like to go into the computer programming field and is excited to make a difference in his community.

Bree, Coupeville Boys & Girls Club

Bree Daigneault CandidBree is a freshman and has been a member of the Coupeville Club for six years. Bree is active in cheerleading, soccer, tennis, yearbook and is on the Honor Roll. Bree’s favorite thing about the Club is witnessing the kids grow up. She has volunteered many hours to help both the Club and the community she lives in.

Shawn Fuller CandidShawn, Granite Falls Boys & Girls Club

Shawn is a freshman at Granite Falls High School and although he is new to Granite Falls, he has been a Club member since first grade. He enjoys coming to the Club and helping younger club members with daily activities. He also loves video games, riding scooters and meeting new people.

Courtney, Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club Courtney Ellis Candid

Currently a senior at Lake Stevens HS, Courtney will be attending Everett Community College in the fall. A Club member since 2006, she has done over 700 hours of community service by volunteering both at the hospital and the Club. Currently serving as staff, she has been an amazing mentor to the kids and always tries to make homework time fun and educational.

Makayla Belew CandidMakayla, Marysville Boys & Girls Club  

Makayla is an eighth grader at Marysville Middle School. She loves to play volleyball and be a part of her leadership class. One day, Makayla wants to go to the University of Washington where she can study to become a pediatrician and work for Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Amanda, Monroe Boys & Girls Club Amanda Lee Candid  

Amanda Lee has been an integral part of the Monroe Club for over 5 years. She is very involved in Club sports, the teen program, and volunteers with the younger members. She is also active in school sports and still manages to maintain an “A” and participate in National Honor Society.

Robert Reinata CandidRobert, Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club

Bobby has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club since he was six years old. He is a senior at Everett High School. After graduation in June, Bobby would like to start working in the grocery business. Bobby’s dream is to one day be a business owner.

Erika, Oak Harbor Boys & Girls ClubErica Aguilar Candid

Erika is a senior at Oak Harbor High School and has been a member of the Oak Harbor Club for six years.  Upon graduation, Erika has the option of joining the military or attending Skagit Valley Community College.  Her career choice is Forensic Psychology, and she plans on one day becoming a Criminal Investigator.

Morgan David CandidMorgan, Snohomish Boys & Girls Club 

Morgan is a senior at AIM High School and has been a Club member for 5 years. During that time, she has participated in SMART Girls, Torch Club, Fine Arts Fair, Cool Girls in Aerospace, Day in Olympia, and is now a staff member. Morgan’s kindness, sense of responsibility, and gentle personality make her a great example to others.

Malia, S Everett/Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club Malia Jones Candid

Malia has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club for seven years. She has been an active participant in the after school and summer drop-in program, teen program, Torch Club, and SMART Girls. Malia enjoys playing basketball, dancing, and singing. In the future she hopes to become a professional hair stylist.

Ruby Zamora CandidRuby, Sultan Boys & Girls Club

Ruby is a junior at Sultan High School. Her kind heart and positive attitude have made her a valued member at the Club since the 5th grade. She is a part of the National Honor Society and referred to as the “peppiest” cheerleader on her squad. Ruby’s desire to help others has influenced her life goal of becoming a Kindergarten teacher or working in the field of orthodontia.

Arely, Trailside Boys & Girls Club Arely Diaz-Cuevas Candid

Arely enjoys making people smile because it shows her she’s having a positive effect on them. Her goals are to finish school, get a good job, make people proud, and have them look up to her. Arely likes the Trailside Club because she gets to collaborate with kids, who she thinks are fun to be around and she likes helping them.

Samantha Marteney CandidSamantha, Tulalip Boys & Girls Club

Samantha is a sophomore at Heritage High School in Tulalip and has been a Club member for nine years. She plays volleyball and is a cheerleader for football and basketball.  She plans on attending Northwest Indian College after graduation.  Samantha loves helping youth at the Club and wants to work with special needs children.

Thank you to the Medina Foundation for their grant of $20,000 to BGCSC

LEGO Robotics“The Medina Foundation is a family foundation that works to foster positive change in the Greater Puget Sound area,” and through a $20,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County, they are helping to create positive change in the lives of our members.

This grant will help BGCSC achieve the three organizational outcomes:  Academic Success; Good Character & Citizenship; and Healthy Lifestyles. The goal with the Academic Success outcome is for youth to graduate from high school ready for college, trade school, military, or other employment. In support of this outcome, Clubs implement community-specific and organization-wide programs including Project Learn, a mentoring and tutoring program, and Power Hour, a homework help program.

The Good Character & Citizenship outcome focuses on encouraging youth to become engaged citizens involved in the community, register to vote, and model strong character. For this outcome Clubs implement a Youth of the Year program as a leadership and character-building opportunity; Torch Club, a leadership and service program for youth age 11-13; and other volunteer and civic-engagement opportunities.

The third priority outcome, Healthy Lifestyles, focuses on adopting a healthy diet, practicing healthy lifestyle choices, and making a lifelong commitment to fitness. To achieve this outcome, Clubs offer a variety of fitness and recreational programs and implement the SMART Moves Series, a drug and premature sexual activity prevention program, and Triple Play, a comprehensive wellness program that encourages daily physical activity, nutritious food consumption, and healthy choices. Thank you, Medina, for helping youth in Snohomish County reach their potential!